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This smoky Cajun-flavored ham gives these green beans a special zing.




  • Place ham in the freezer until almost frozen, 3 to 4 hours. Cut it into julienne strips. Set aside.

  • Fill a large pot with water; bring to a boil. Add beans; cook until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

  • Place butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted, add onions and garlic; saute until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add green beans, and turn heat to high; saute tossing, until beans are heated through, about 2 minutes.

  • Add ham, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper; saute until ham renders fat, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

Tasso ham is cajun-spiced pork that has been cured and then smoked. Primarily used as a seasoning, it is available online, or at gourmet-food stores and specialty meat markets.


6 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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